The Peninsula Hot Springs in Fingal, Victoria was a highlight of my trip to Australia when I went there in August. I think the timing was perfect as it was winter in Australia at that time and so taking a dip in their geothermal mineral springs was definitely a good way to relax and soothe my tired bones (hey, travelling is a full-time job :P)
This award-winning hot springs and day spa offers different bathing experiences including a cave pool, Turkish Hamam (steam bath), reflexology walk, cold plunge pool, foot baths, and a hilltop pool. You can expect the pool temperatures to be 34 to 42 degrees Celsius depending on the pool.
I would say the reflexology walk and the hilltop pool were hands down my favourites. The hilltop pool provides a 360-degree view of the region and my aunt, cousin, and I were there to watch the sunset. It was such a beautiful pool with an amazing view so it made perfect sense as to why it was popular amongst the visitors which makes it always crowded compared to the other pools.
Enjoying a dip in a hot spring is more than just for relaxation as it has many other benefits including improved circulation to body’s extremities, strengthens bones, alleviation of arthritic symptoms, and promotes healthy skin. These are all thanks to the minerals found in the hot springs water such as chloride, boron, magnesium, potassium, and sodium.
Before you go enjoy a relaxing day at the Peninsula Hot Springs, take note of some of the bathing etiquette and tips given by Charles Davidson, Peninsula Hot Springs founder.
- Like with many other public pools, it is important to shower first before taking a dip.
- Keep yourself hydrated before, during, and after your bathing experience.
- Take the time to adjust to the pool temperature and slowly ease your way in.
- Limit your bathing time and take breaks in between.
- Keep the minerals in your skin by not rinsing after your bath.
- Rest up and allow your body to cool down.
Treating yourself to a massage and having a delicious meal in between bathing experiences are some of the other things you can do at the Peninsula Hot Springs.
My family and I drove 90 minutes south of Melbourne to get there but there are many other transportation options available.
Location: Springs Lane, Fingal, 3939
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily except Christmas Day
*I was a paying customer of Peninsula Hot Springs and was not sponsored to write this post.
If you are looking at other things to do in Victoria, Australia, check out this post by a fellow travel blogger about wine tasting in Yarra Valley.